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metamorphesque · 10 days ago
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— Franz Kafka, Letter to His Father
[text ID: It is as if a person were a prisoner, and he had not only the intention to escape, which would perhaps be attainable, but also, and indeed simultaneously, the intention to rebuild the prison as a pleasure dome for himself. But if he escapes, he cannot rebuild, and if he rebuilds, he cannot escape.]
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dailykafka · a month ago
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Franz Kafka, letter to his father
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quotent-potables · 4 months ago
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it is as if a person were a prisoner, and he had not only the intention to escape, which would perhaps be attainable, but also, and indeed simultaneously, the intention to rebuild the prison as a pleasure dome for himself
Franz Kafka's letter to his father
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elizabethanism · 9 months ago
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“It isn’t that I am not still convinced that any other occupation, other, I mean, than literature and philosophy, will be so much time lost."
~ Marcel Proust,
from a “Letter to his Father”
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ipostwords · a year ago
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"Și pentru că tu erai în fond omul care m-a crescut și m-a educat, asta a avut repercusiuni mereu în viața mea de mai târziu. Adevărul e că greșești fundamental dacă crezi că eu nu m-aș fi supus niciodată voinței, dorințelor tale. 'Întotdeauna contra în totul!' nu a fost niciodată principiul de bază al vieții mele față de tine, așa cum crezi și îmi reproșezi tu. Dimpotrivă, dacă te-aș fi ascultat mai puțin, ai fi fost în mod sigur mult mai mulțumit de mine. Mai degrabă s-ar putea spune că toate metodele tale de educație au nimerit drept la țintă; n-am scăpat de nici una din încleștările tale; așa cum sunt, eu sunt (abstracție făcând de datele fundamentale și influența firească a vieții) produsul educației tale și al ascultării mele."
Franz Kafka - Scrisoare către tata
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vazqmoss · a year ago
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“Naturally things cannot in reality fit together the way the evidence does in my letter; life is more than a Chinese puzzle.”
“Letter to his father”- Franz Kafka
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llauora · a year ago
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i am free, and that is why i am lost.
Letter to his father, Franz Kafka
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xshayarsha · 2 years ago
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I too, I am sure, often hurt you with what I said, but then I always knew, and it pained me, but I could not control myself, could not keep the words back, I was sorry even while I was saying them. But you struck out with your words without much ado, you weren't sorry for anyone, either during or afterwards, one was utterly defenseless against you.
Franz Kafka, from Letter to His Father.
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metamorphesque · 12 days ago
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— Franz Kafka, Letter to His Father
[text ID: He is afraid the shame will outlive him.]
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goldbooksblack · 3 years ago
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Things cannot in reality fit together the way the evidence does in my letter [...] But with the correction made by this rejoinder — a correction I neither can nor will elaborate in detail — in my opinion something has been achieved which so closely approximates the truth that it might reassure us both a little and make our living and our dying easier.
Franz Kafka, Brief an den Vater
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franzkavkas · 3 years ago
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I cannot recall your ever having abused me directly and in downright abusive terms (direkt und mit ausdrücklichen Schimpfwörtern beschimpft). Nor was that necessary; you had so many other methods, and besides, in talk at home and particularly at business the words of abuse went flying around me in such swarms, as they were flung at other people's heads, that as a little boy I was sometimes almost stunned and had no reason not to apply them to myself too, for the people you were abusing (die Leute, die Du beschimpftest), were no worse than I was and you were certainly not more displeased with them than with me. And here again was your enigmatic innocence and inviolability; you cursed and swore without the slightest scruple; yet you condemned cursing and swearing in other people and would not have it.
Franz Kafka, Letter to the Father 
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ri-se · 5 years ago
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What was always incomprehensible to me was your total lack of feeling for the suffering and shame you could inflict on me with your words and judgements. It was as though you had no notion of your power. I too, I am sure, often hurt you with what I said, but then I always knew, and it pained me, but I could not control myself, could not keep the words back, I was sorry even while I was saying them. But you struck out with your words without much ado, you weren't sorry for anyone, either during or afterwards, one was utterly defenseless against you.
Franz Kafka, Letter to the Father
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ipostwords · a year ago
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"Imposibilitatea asta a unor relații liniștite a mai avut o consecință, la urma urmelor foarte firească: m-am dezvățat să mai vorbesc. N-aș fi ajuns nici așa un mare orator, însă aș fi reușit totuși să stăpânesc limbajul omenesc obișnuit, curgător. Dar tu mi-ai interzis încă de timpuriu să iau cuvântul, amenințarea ta: 'Să n-aud nici un cuvânt de-mpotrivire!' și mâna ta ridicată m-au urmărit încă de când îmi aduc aminte. Am deprins de la tine - și tu, când e vorba de lucrurile care te interesează, ești un vorbitor excelent - un fel ezitant, bâlbâit, de a mă exprima, și chiar și asta a fost prea mult pentru tine, așa că în cele din urmă am tăcut, la început poate doar ca un gest de sfidare, pe urmă că nu mai puteam nici să gândesc, nici să vorbesc."
Franz Kafka - Scrisoare către tata
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alexromero · 5 years ago
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In life things don’t fit together as neatly as do the proofs in my letter — life is more than a game of patience. But after allowing for this answer, which I can’t and don’t want to elaborate on now, I still believe my letter contains some truth, it takes us closer to the truth, and therefore it may allow us to live and die with a gentler and lighter spirit.
Franz Kafka Letter to His Father (x)
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kafkaesque-world · 5 years ago
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It is, after all, not necessary to fly right into the middle of the sun, but it is necessary to crawl to a clean little spot on earth where the sun sometimes shines and one can warm oneself a little.
Franz Kafka, from Letter to His Father 
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